Crab in Coconut Milk (Alimango Sa Gata)

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Pinaygourmet 345142

With a little touch of creativity and a lot of inspiration from the wonderful memories of my mother’s delicious home-cooked meals, I came up with even better variations of Filipino dishes that I used to enjoy back home. Here is an example.

Top Review by coffeecat2150

My husband made this for dinner tonight, and it was awesome. He couldn't find a dungeness crab and used blue crabs instead, which worked fine. Plus, he included as much of the crab guts and juices in with the sauce as he could, and it ended up being delicious. The curry and coconut flavors complemented the crab beautifully. We'll definitely be making this again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large casserole over high heat, sauté the ginger, onion, garlic and lemon grass in oil.
  2. Add the crab, season with salt, pepper and vinegar. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until it changes colour.
  3. Remove crab and cut in 4 equal pieces, put it back in the casserole, then pour the coconut milk, stir constantly, then add the oyster sauce and curry powder. Do not cover. Shake the casserole occasionally to distribute the seasoning evenly as well as to avoid the curdling of the coconut milk. Let it cook for about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Add the bell pepper, carrots, celery, and broccoli, cook for 5 minutes or until crisp.
  5. Adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  6. Serve with steamed rice.

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